2010 Frescobaldi Laudemio Extra Virgin Olive Oil

• $38
Market Hall Foods

The idea of $38 olive oil may make some of you clutch your chest (or your wallet). Believe me, I feel the same whenever I look at this olive oil. But on the special occasions when I do splurge, it is so worth it. This is not the sort of olive oil you swirl into a frying pan indiscriminately. Its fresh, fruity, and spicy flavors come out in even the smallest tastes — with good bread, drizzled over a salad. A bottle of this last for months, making it not such a splurge after all.

Available from many specialty grocers and cheesemongers, as well as the source listed here.